Rolling nursery rhyme vocal melody and cheeky accordion swells. Deft musicality” – THE QUIETUS
“Cerebral composition with an infectious quality” – CLASH
“It feels mystical and oddly haunting at the same time, like it’s telling a story in a language we can’t understand.” – GOLD FLAKE PAINT
“An early contender for sleeper hit of the year, fusing together mischief and inventiveness.” – GOD IS IN THE TV
Based in London, Luxembourger Catherine Kontz and Scandinavian Henri Växby met studying at Goldsmiths College and soon started making sounds together. Fast forward a few years – a wedding and many musical adventures later – and the couple have their third album ready for the world to hear. This one is a little special as it features the accompaniment of the acclaimed contemporary classical ensemble CHROMA, adding a new dimension to their unique avant-pop. Mixed by Grammy award winning engineer S. Husky Höskulds (Tom Waits, Mike Patton, Ornette Coleman, My Brightest Diamond), their musical palette has been extended to include strings, woodwind and brass alongside their more familiar noise guitars and warm analog keyboards.
‘End of the World’ is the first taster of a record which dives between ‘Ys’ era Joanna Newsom, tUnE yArDs and the more experimental side of Wilco. From nursery rhyme to nightmare within a few bars, it’s an album which manages to take the listener on a fascinating journey within its concise six tracks. Once you press play it’s difficult to not see it through. In an age of music being so disposable it’s a rare thing to hold a listener’s ear, but with its constant weaving road, you’ll be instantly hooked and left wondering what its final destination might be.
Henri on End of the World,
“The lead single is inspired by the tragic events of a mother of three, who crashed herself and her children into an oncoming bus whilst talking on the phone to her husband, who was sitting on that same bus.”
“The song also takes in a Werner Herzog movie and the importance of always having your bags packed in case of the worst happening”
‘End of the World’ is released digitally by Dinner With Daisy Records out now, with the album following in early December. The band have plotted a fiercely original idea for a listening party, which will no doubt excite fans both old and new. Look out for details of this, to follow soon.